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Old 02-26-2007, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris M.
Do TTs really cost $100K USD? Here you can get one for around $60K.
They start at about £43K, and go up to mid 50s.
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Old 02-26-2007, 05:20 PM
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Damn, the prices in the UK have always made me cringe! The car I drove on Friday ended up selling for $47,900. It was a 1996 993TT with 80K miles on it.

Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Aweso...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ilko
Damn, the prices in the UK have always made me cringe! The car I drove on Friday ended up selling for $47,900. It was a 1996 993TT with 80K miles on it.

Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Aweso...QQcmdZViewItem
Double damn, the prices in Oz would make you really wince. A very average 964 is easily US$40K-50K (Brit pounds 20K-25K) according to current exchange rates. Add 50-60% to that for turbos and rough 993's.

To add to our woes, there are very few to choose from. At any one time, there is probably less than ten 964's in the whole of Oz available, whick makes for very little choice.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:12 PM
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Jonny G-pipe asked
"What do 965's sound like?"

Answer: Not that exciting, and certainly not as good as my previous 3.2. But after some well chosen mods (g-pipe & cat bypass) it now sounds AWESOME.

And as to the power, and specifically the way the single turbo boosts, it is addictive!!
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnMetro
Double damn, the prices in Oz would make you really wince. A very average 964 is easily US$40K-50K (Brit pounds 20K-25K) according to current exchange rates. Add 50-60% to that for turbos and rough 993's.

To add to our woes, there are very few to choose from. At any one time, there is probably less than ten 964's in the whole of Oz available, whick makes for very little choice.
Hmm.... Well i've heard of group buys, how about a group export
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveK
I did want a Ferrari last year - and I still love the look of them, but I'm still convinced they are too fragile.

I think my main problem at the moment is that the reason I'm looking around / considering options is not because I'm unhappy with the 964, it's that I'm unhappy with the other car. Which unfortunately (or fortunately) means that I don't actually want to get rid of my 964 so I need to find an alternative solution.
I totally understand what youre getting at.. I picked up a 210K mile 90 BMW 535i that does the job perfectly for daily duties. I cant wait to get this new 964 because it will be nice to have a porsche that I can drive around town without fear of cops/4mpg/fire/etc that this other thing brings me:


I could never sell that car; Its going to be buried with me but I just have been craving a porsche to drive that was more user friendly.... Maybe you need to dump the supra and get another stuttgart creation
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:48 PM
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Don't tell the 993 Turbo forum I said this, but I still enjoy driving my 964 more than the turbo. I cannot believe that the 964 is something like 1/8 as expensive as the Turbo S. Sure, if they were the same price, I'd take the turbo, but there is absolutely no way that it provides 8x, or even 2x the enjoyment. In fact, if I include the fact that I can drive the 964 like I stole it, toss it around, etc., without fear of hurting it in some way or concern over depreciation, I'd say, all in all, that being in the 964 is a better experience. Every time I get into the TTS I have to file my friggin nails because there is leather everywhere. You get the idea. If I had to sell one, it would be the TTS.

I don't undersatnd why every red blooded man in the world does not own one at these prices.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by 993TurboS
Don't tell the 993 Turbo forum I said this, but I still enjoy driving my 964 more than the turbo. I cannot believe that the 964 is something like 1/8 as expensive as the Turbo S. Sure, if they were the same price, I'd take the turbo, but there is absolutely no way that it provides 8x, or even 2x the enjoyment. In fact, if I include the fact that I can drive the 964 like I stole it, toss it around, etc., without fear of hurting it in some way or concern over depreciation, I'd say, all in all, that being in the 964 is a better experience. Every time I get into the TTS I have to file my friggin nails because there is leather everywhere. You get the idea. If I had to sell one, it would be the TTS.

I don't undersatnd why every red blooded man in the world does not own one at these prices.
Strong words, you'll surely be banned from all 993 boards now!
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:32 AM
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Such are the day-to-day practicalities of owning a supercar...

I like the original idea of a 964 + Supra as a daily hack!
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Old 02-27-2007, 05:53 AM
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Just been through a similar thought process. The 964 is my only car and whilst I love it to bits I have got well and truly sick of condensation on the windows, stone chips everywhere, the odd rust spot and generally the feeling of running and old car over the winter. So about 6 weeks ago I started looking at BMW Alpinas and ZM Coupes. But they just didnít feel as special and not worth the extra £5-10k

On an impulse I got a quote for a respray, liked the price and booked her in there and then. 8 days later I picked up my shiny new feeling 964. I know itís psychological but I really does feel a much more modern car now. They refitted the doors so that there are no gaps and the condensation has vanished as a result. Next on the list is reconnolising the seats followed by a suspension overall at the end of the year, and then I believe she will be perfect. All this has just reaffirmed what great value these cars are. And the icing on the cake is that I constantly here from the trade about the lack of good 964ís for sale at the moment. My advice is if you have a good one hang on to it, you just wonít get anything near as good for twice the price.
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Old 02-27-2007, 06:50 AM
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Where did you go for the respray?
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:03 AM
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Funnily enough right near you in Camberley - called Bodyworks. Roly at Eporsch recommended them, ask for Ian or Stuart. 01276709319

They sprayed every panel except the roof for £1k + Vat. Couldnít believe the price as it included some small welding and removal of 2 or 3 dents. Nearest quote elsewhere had been £3k and I am delighted with the results. Nice guys too which helps. They are next door to a trimming company who have quoted £250 to reconnolise the front seats and gear stick.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:14 AM
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Who is doing the reconnolising? I'm about to take mine to Leathercare in Warrington who I've used before, but Camberley is a bit nearer to Londo (where I am at the moment!)
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:20 AM
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Rob, Didn't get their name I'm afraid as Bodyworks arranged the quote for me.

But a quick web search suggests it is Surrey Car trimmers 473 London Road, Camberley, GU15 3JA Tel: 01276 24415.

Also heard lots of good things about these guys http://www.southboundtrimmers.com/
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:26 AM
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£1K plus vat????

Hmm - I'm off to see Bodyworks as soon as possible.
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